First Presbyterian Church is proud to support several nonprofit community agencies and organizations continuing a long-standing tradition of community outreach and commitment to mission projects through financial support and volunteer service.
BOY SCOUT TROOP 4
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Originally chartered in 1924, Boy Scout Troop 4 is Cape Girardeau's first Boy Scout troop and the First Presbyterian Church's oldest, most continuous outreach. In addition to Troop 4, First Presbyterian also charters Cub Scout Pack 15.
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI FOOD BANK
Southeast Missouri (SEMO) Food Bank is the Feeding America network food bank for southeast Missouri, serving more than 180 hunger-relief organizations across 16 Missouri counties. We proudly support the mobile food pantry program, and through a $9,000 mission donation we have recently been able to host trucks at local public schools in Cape Girardeau.
When children are taken into protective custody, they are typically taken to a police station or case worker's office where they will sit and wait while arrangements are made for their care. This can take hours, and can be traumatic in the midst of a crisis. The Hope Children's Home offers hope—a home. With our donation of $10,000, we have been able to purchase glasses, hearing aids, nebulizers, prescription medications and much more for this great cause.
The Safe House for Women is a not-for-profit, private 501(c)(3) domestic violence agency that provides safe shelter, 24-hour crisis hotline services, intensive case management, counseling, court advocacy, referral services, and education programs. The Safe House was established in 1991 with the support of The First Presbyterian Church and its former Pastor Rev. Charles Grant. Today it provides a safe shelter and a crisis hotline as a source of immediate help for victims of domestic violence and abuse. We proudly continue to support this cause and have donated around $3,000 to their services for individuals in our community.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. The First Presbyterian Church supports the Salvation Army's mission and has assisted them in their efforts by contributing $7,500 to the Cape Girardeau location.
Adult and Teen Challenge Mid-America (ATCMA) in Cape Girardeau, MO is a long-term, residential, faith-based program that ministers to men with drug, alcohol and other addictions, as well as life controlling issues. They are part of a worldwide network of ministries which include about 200 centers around the world. The First Presbyterian Church has hosted the Teen Challenge Choir at services and recently donated $2,500 to kick off the capital campaign for expansion of the local (ATCMA) facility.